There are several things that you need to take into consideration when you are building a Joomla template. One of them is the Blog/Featured layout.

The Joomla default for the display of the category blog or featured articles, is having a leading article on top and then, rows of two columns. If you prefer to have just 1 column, this could easily be modified on:

 The following CSS will show you which classes you have to add into your CSS style sheet in order to have a nice 2 column layout.

 

/* ++++++++++++++ image float style ++++++++++++++ */
.img-fulltext-left {

}

.img-intro-left {

}

.img-fulltext-right {

}

.img-intro-right {

}
.blog-featured h2 {

}
.items-leading {

}

.items-row {

}

.item img {
float: right;
padding: 0.5em 2em 0.7em 2em;
}
.item p{
padding-right:2em;
}
.item {
float: left;
text-decoration: none;
}
.column-1 {
width:50%;
}
.column-2 {
width:50%;
}
p.readmore a {

}p.readmore:hover {

}p.readmore:active {

}